Monday, November 5, 2012

Goodwill Lamp Redo

My blogging friend, Amy at While Wearing Heels, had a post up the other day showing off her finds from Goodwill.  Her posts always inspired me to head on over to Goodwill on my lunch hour at work. It's right across the street from my office so it is easy to go there.  I found this brass lamp for six dollars.  I was looking for a lamp for my coworker. She was hoping to find a lamp to avoid having the overhead lighting on all day. I convinced her to let me find one and redo it for her. 
I spray painted it with some metallic silver spray paint from Lowe's outside.
I had a shade laying around, and rather than buy a new one I decided to make this one work.   After I put the shade on the lamp I realized that it needed a little something.  This lamp needed a little more bling in my opinion.
My mom had given me a ton of ribbon when she was cleaning out her craft stash, so I added some shimmery silver ribbon to the top and bottom of the shade.  I think it definitely makes the light look more fashionable. 

Can't beat the six dollar price tag for this project. I am hoping that she likes it. It's sitting in her office right now, and I can't wait for her to come in and see it.

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P.S. if you are looking to help out the Hurricane Sandy victims please consider sending some socks, gloves or hats to the victims through the idea of Laura at The Shed.  I am going to spend today's lunch hour heading over to the post office to mail some socks off to this great cause.


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  1. Looks great! What a good deal and the silver is a huge improvement!

  2. That is an incredible transformation. Stunning and chic. Your friend is going to be stunned and amazed. Great job. Thanks for the shout out & for reminding us all there are ways we can help the people hit by Sandy.

  3. I'm jealous of all you people that find such great things at the goodwill, or maybe I'm just blind and can't see what things could be! LOL It's a great transformation. Good job:)

  4. Beautiful re-do! I love that we're both doing Amy-inspired posts today!!

  5. This turned out so cute! I've always wanted to redo a lamp but have never gotten around to it! Now I want to again!


  6. Beautiful !,,,! I love that we're both doing Amy-inspired posts today. I love your blog. You have a New follówer from Chile

  7. A beautiful look. It's always great to get inspired.
    Lamps are pretty easy to transform..You have made it sparkle.

  8. What a great new lamp!! We did the same with some white ones and some blue ones, thanks for showing me how awesome silver can look too!!

  9. Isn't it amazing what some spray paint can do? The ribbon was the perfect finishing touch! Thanks so much for sharing on Tout It Tuesday! Hope to see you next week.

  10. Awesome redo. So simple yet so effective. To buy that lamp brand new now would cost a small fortune :-)

  11. That turned out amazing Megan - loving the added ribbon - beautiful touch!

  12. Don't you just love metallic spray paint?! You did a great job. :)

  13. What a great transformation - I just love the lamp shade.

  14. What a great find on that lamp! It turned out beautifully. I have a couple of lamps I have been waiting to redo and I just may have to try this. Thanks. I found you through Whimsy Wednesdays.

    Michele @

  15. This is really cute and you cant beat the price tag!

  16. I love your lamp. It came out great. I have a link party called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Link Party and would love to have you share this with everyone. Here is the link to the party.
    Debi @ Adorned From Above

  17. Visiting from Redoux. I love this lamp. You coworker must be so pleased.

  18. LOVE a good lamp redo. Yours is just right.

  19. This looks fabulous! I am all about cheap-o finds that turn into treasures. Consider me another follower of your blog!

  20. I love lamps from resale shops, especially if they are from the 60s or early 70s. My family makes fun of me. Oh well, I like them!

  21. Great transformation, Megan! Your friend must be happy to have such a stylist lamp!

  22. What a beautiful lamp now! Great transformation!

  23. What a fresh modern update! I bet your friend is thrilled with her "new" lamp!

  24. That's beautiful! I'm planning someday to try out spray paint, I see so many awesome before and afters. Do they have a oil-rubbed bronze color spray paint?

  25. This lamp looks so great!! I'm sure your coworker will love it! I'm so glad you linked up at Romance on a dime.

  26. Thank you for linking up this neat lamp redo to Think Tank Thursday last week!! The party will be live tonight at 9:00pm est. at

  27. Hey Megan,
    I love this! One of my favorite projects to date was a similar lamp for our bedroom! so cute!
    Thanks so much for linking up and linking back last week at the Humble Brag! Hope to see you back tomorrow to link up more great projects and see if you were featured. Don't forget, we will be giving away more free ad space! :)

    Btw - excited to hang tomorrow too!!!


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